Conservation

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Indoor Water Conservation

Municipal Leaders

City of Red Deer –   Conservation Strategies

City of Red Deer – Water Conservation, Efficiency and Productivity Plan

Town Of Canmore – Conservation Strategy

City of Calgary – Water Conservation

Town of Stettler – Water Saving Tips

Town of Sylvan Lake Water Conservation

For general water conservation ideas, check out

ALBERTA One Simple Act

AUMA Water Conservation Strategy

Water and Energy Saving Tips for Multi-Unit Residential Building

Veritec Consulting Inc.

 

Does your faucet drip?  That drip is costing you money:      

60 drops per minute = 192 gallons per month

90 drops per minute = 310 gallons per month

120 drops per minute = 429 gallons per month

Think about purchase a new washing machine

Old washers average 40.9 gallons per load vs. higher efficient       model that use 24.3 gallons per load

 

Outdoor Water Conservation 

Don’t Over Water Your Lawn

  • Alberta homeowners generally apply four to five times more water to their lawns than they need to.
  • As a general rule, two to three centimetres of water per week is adequate.
  • Place an empty tuna can or upside down Frisbee on your lawn – when it’s full, turn off your sprinkler. Install a sprinkler timer to ensure you don’t forget to turn off the hose.
  • Make sure you are watering the grass – not the sidewalk, driveway or your neighbour’s car!

Use a Rain Barrel

  • Use a rain barrel to collect rainwater to use on your garden rather than using drinking water from the hose.
  • Rain water is actually better for your plants as it does not contain any chlorine and is at ambient temperature.
  • Make sure your rain barrel is child safe and mosquito proof.